LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Edition will be the subject of a BET miniseries.
FILE- In this June 24, 2014 file photo, members of the 80s Boston boy band “New Edition”, from left, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Johnny Gill pose in New York. BET and Jesse Collins Entertainment announced Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, that they are producing a still-untitled three-night miniseries chronicling New Edition. Tresvant, Gill, DeVoe, Blivins and Bell will serve as consultants and executive producers on the project. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
The network and Jesse Collins Entertainment announced Monday that they are producing a still-untitled three-night miniseries chronicling the “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now” group.
New Edition members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant will serve as co-producers on the project. New Edition founding member Bobby Brown was not mentioned in the statement announcing the project.
“Everyone’s been waiting for the New Edition saga to be told in all its triumphs and heartbreaks, and we can’t wait to bring it to the screen,” said BET president of programming Stephen Hill in a statement.
The miniseries is scheduled to go into production in early 2016.
New Edition has disbanded and reunited several times since it originally formed in 1978. The six members reunited for a tour in 2014. Brown left the tour early after he struggled to keep up with other members during a dance routine.
An earlier version of this story said New Edition members were consultants. They are co-producers on the project.